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Monday, December 10, 2012

2 Antique School Desks

My dad purchased these 2 antique school desks at an auction for $11!!  I decided to try out  Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint  on one of these desks.  I decided on "Tricycle".  Before I used the milk paint, I sanded and stained it with Minwax Dark Walnut.  I then washed the desk with the milk paint, making sure to let the dark wood grain show through.  I then used my letter stencils and added some holiday inspired words.  I used a pencil to trace around the stencils and then removed them and used a small brush to paint each letter.  I then sanded and distressed and sealed with clear poly.




On the second desk, I sanded and stained the entire thing with Minwax Dark Walnut and then used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Duck Egg and some blue painters tape.  I put a stripe at the top of the desk and also on the legs of the desk.

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  1. what a find, and they are so much more inviting now!

    if you find a moment, stop by and enter my giveaway, we'd love to have you.



  2. those are fabulous! love the striped one, and of course we are on the same page with the christmas one! :)

  3. Go Dad, score! Wow, you did a super job. We love both desks. How cute is the desk in Miss Mustard Seed, Tricycle with Holiday inspired stencils! Thanks for Linking Up and Happy Holidays.